Have you ever thought about turning your favorite cookie into a cake? Meet my Ma’amoul Cake!

Well I have–too much actually. About once a year I get to indulge in Middle Eastern buttery cookies that are so time consuming to make, that my family has to form an assembly line to work on them for about 4 hours. The cookie is called Ma’amoul, a semolina shortbread pastry filled with either dates… Continue reading Have you ever thought about turning your favorite cookie into a cake? Meet my Ma’amoul Cake!

Holiday Decorating Ideas

I realize that while I can cook, I lack the patience to decorate. I take a minimalist, modern approach–which allows me think less about decor haha! My mother is not only an amazing cook, she is an incredible artist–she can recreate paintings by Degas and Sargent, and…she can also create a mean table setting. I… Continue reading Holiday Decorating Ideas

It’s that time of year again-Time to make Burbara!

Just a refresher for new followers of this blog, it is time for the feast of Santa Barbara among Palestinian and Lebanese Christians, which means heaping hot bowls of Burbara! Burbara is made to celebrate the feast of Santa Barbara–for a history and recipe to this delicious bowl of goodness, click on this LINK . Happy… Continue reading It’s that time of year again-Time to make Burbara!